The NEXT Playlist: September 2021

The 10 tracks we’re listening to on repeat this month.

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Sam Drysdale sitting, holding his guitar

Dream About A Girl

Sam Drysdale

Powerful, passionate pop from fresh new Toronto-based singer-guitarist.

Kalisway holding his face in his hands, wearing an orange ball cap.

Like That


Unique, infectious and full of hooks, Toronto artist perfectly merges funk, R&B and rhymes in what might be the catchiest track of the summer.

Close-up of Russell Louder's face, with lines drawn between the right eye, like elongated eyelashes.

Light of the Moon

Russell Louder

Dark dance pop bop decorated with rich vocals from PEI-raised, Montreal-based powerhouse Russell Louder.

Calvin Love standing with a guitar slung over his right shoulder.

Laughin’ In The Dark

Calvin Love

Soaring strings juxtapose a low, sepia-toned voice in this hauntingly beautiful melody with an old-school Western feel.

Five men seated closely together, wearing white and black.

Care For


Britain’s perpetual bloomers drop a radiant indie-rock track bouncing with piano chords and craving, lovesick vocals.

Profile shot of Sate in black and white.



Some bad-ass punk jammed through this Toronto singer-songwriter’s funk filter for a bluesy track that’s a soundtrack for sneaking around.

Space Ghost standing outside in the sun wearing a white bucket hat.

Emotional Healer

Space Ghost

Hypnotic, funky, nostalgic and catchy beats and vocals from this Oakland DJ will make you groove the night away.

Kayla Diamond shot in black and white, wiping her lips with her thumb.


Kayla Diamond

An affirmative party anthem from Toronto singer-songwriter that basically requires listener to twirl during the chorus.

Billy Talent band standing in front of a brick wall, shot in black and white.

End of Me

Billy Talent with Rivers Cuomo

This a powerful track with guest vocals from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. Their first song of 2021, it has classic Billy Talent elements: driving guitars, thrumming bass lines and singer Ben Kowalewicz’s unique vocal stylings.

Check out our interview with guitarist Ian D’Sa to learn more about how they ended up collaborating with Rivers and their upcoming album Crisis of Faith.

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